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Canon G1 X review

A premium compact camera bursting with high-end features, the Canon G1X is here

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MACRO:In Macro mode, the Canon G1 X's fast lens helps to produce sharp shots with a beautifully shallow depth-of-field.

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ACCURATE: JPEGs taken straight out of the camera demonstrate the Canon PowerShot G1 X's ability to capture faithful colours and a superb level of sharp detail.

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RAW: Raw files from the Canon G1 X provide plenty of scope for further manipulation

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BLACK AND WHITE: Punchy black and white conversions can be made easily.

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DEPTH OF FIELD: With the aperture set to f/2.8, it's possible to achieve the sort of shallow depth-of-field effects that aren't normally possible with a typical compact camera.

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DETAIL: Bags of fine detail and pleasing colours are common characteristics in the Canon G1 X's images - whichever exposure mode you choose to work with.

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ZOOM IN: Zooming in to 100% reveals a clean, sharp performance, with the camera's fast lens and Intelligent IS system enabling you to keep the ISO low when shooting in gloomy conditions.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution14.3 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot G
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Wink Detection, Smile Detection, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Blink Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Weight (Approximate)534 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH, ENERGY STAR
Minimum Focus Distance200 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4352 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution15 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNB-10L
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Height80.5 mm
Width116.7 mm
Depth64.7 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesG
Focal Length15.10 mm to 60.40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelG1 X
Product NamePowerShot G1 X Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5249B011
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Bright, fast and more creative than ever: advanced technologies come together for an exciting new camera that moves beyond anything the G-Series has seen before. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera will inspire advanced amateurs who have embraced the G-Series to explore new realms of photographic expression, and give pros an excellent camera that complements their creative demands. The new 1.5-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor approaches an EOS DSLR's APS-C sized sensor, with a light-sensitive area that's approximately 6.3 times larger than that of the PowerShot G12 digital camera. The new 14.3 Megapixel sensor, combined with a new lens and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, creates the HS SYSTEM that delivers image quality previously impossible in a compact camera, with beautiful blur, lower noise, and extraordinary resolution in low-light shooting and can shoot at ISOs of up to 12800. The PowerShot G1 X also has 14-bit RAW capabilities for even greater creative control and Full HD Video recording. Manual settings and operability inherited from EOS cameras impart a high-level shooting experience, and open the door to new creative possibilities. Substantive luxury defines the design: a neatly clarified sculpture with a firm grip, huge Vari-angle LCD and optical viewfinder.

Battery Life250 Shot
Package Contents
  • PowerShot G1 X Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (with Terminal Cover)
  • Battery Charger (CB-2LC/CB-2LCE)
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Neck Strap NS-DC9
  • Lens Cap (with Cord)
  • Getting Started
  • Software Disk
  • Warranty Card
Display Resolution920000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker